Central Carolina Community College is expanding its course offerings, having recently opened a new health sciences building in Lillington and looking into new classes on operating machinery for hydraulic fracturing and other types of drilling.
About $250,000 of that total either has been or will be raised through grants, officials have said. They plan on raising the remaining half a million through donations from the private sector as well as the three county governments in the college's service area. And Kirk Bradley, the Sanford businessman who is leading the fundraising efforts for the Central Carolina Works program, said they're well on their way.
Which may shed some light on why Mike Stone had four CCCC Trustees removed from their positions earlier this year, a blatantly partisan move to cleanse the board of Democrats. Another well-known fracking cheerleader is knee-deep in this story:
Hopefully any "deal" he gets will still include some jail time. *sigh* If it ain't one thing, it's something else.
Author's note: I've been trying to collect Tweets over more than just one day, so some of the Tweets/commentaries may be somewhat dated. Instead of constantly revising, I'll give you what my thoughts were at the time, right or wrong:
A public hearing will be held by the N.C. Utilities Commission on the proposed rate increase at 7 p.m. in the Forsyth County Courthouse, 200 N. Main St., courtroom 1A. Another one will be held Tuesday in Charlotte at 7 p.m., in the Mecklenburg County courthouse, 832 East Fourth St.
Aqua, which provides water and wastewater services to about 250,000 people in 52 counties, requested the rate increase in August to help recover past investments in capital improvements and operating expenses. The company has about 13,000 customers in Forsyth, Guilford, Surry and Stokes counties.
We'll try to follow up once a transcript of this meeting is posted (if it gets posted) on the NCUC website. Until then, if you happen to attend one of these meetings, we'd love some feedback.
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